The chocolate is intense, with a floral aroma and a persistent mellow richness. Its lack of bitterness is remarkable.
- New York Times
Thought to be extinct since diseases struck Ecuador in 1916, Pure Nacional with 100% purple beans was esteemed for flavors of fruit and rare floral. It commanded a dominant share of the worldwide fine chocolate market before it suddenly vanished until now.
We found Pure Nacional with 40% and 100% white beans growing in a remote canyon of the Maran River Valley in Peru. An unprecedented discovery, said USDA genetics scientist, Dr. Meinhardt, head of the lab that tested the cacao DNA and confirmed the results.
The process begins with planting cacao seeds in our nursery, harvesting, fermenting and drying and making chocolate in Switzerland on the 1879 Longitudinal Conche. From Pure Nacional seeds to Pure Nacional Chocolate, Traceability is Guaranteed.